By Ersatz Sobriquet

There once were but two kingdoms. The northern kingdom was the Guardia Kingdom. The southern kingdom was the Zeal Kingdom. This kingdom was ruled by King Cyrus and Queen Zeal. Queen Zeal gave birth to a daughter, whom they named Schala. Schala was nine years old when Queen Zeal again gave birth to a second child. This child's name was Janus. Janus was different than most other children because he had blue skin, and blue hair. Because of his blue skin and blue hair, none of the other children in the land would play with young Janus. A cursed thing they believed he was. No one at all would play with him, except for Schala.

Schala and Janus were inseparable, and were always seen playing together. One day, the King Cyrus became sick. There was nothing that the doctors could do. The King Cyrus died not to long after his sickness developed. The people of Zeal were very sad. Schala was now fifteen and young Janus six.

Soon, a powerful wizard came from a far off land. This wizard's name was Lavos. Lavos wanted nothing but power. Since this powerful wizard saw that the kingdom of Zeal was now weaken with the death of his majesty, he, along with his two strongest warriors, Slash and Flea, went to destroy the kingdom of Zeal. Many people of Zeal died that day, and Lavos himself killed the Queen of Zeal. Schala they saved, and took her back to Lavos' castle. Janus, though, was able to escape that day, and he ran and ran deep into the forest.

Janus was soon too tired to run anymore. It was nightfall, and he was too sad and tired to do anything but stop. And stop he did, by a nearby tree and passed out. The next day, he was awoken by the sight of a strange creature staring at him. It was a Nu! These creatures were hardly ever seen, known to run away from people, yet this one took a liking to him. Seeing that the child was well below the stage of good health, the Nu took young Janus in and helped him to grow strong.

Soon the Nu realized that young Janus, now much older, could use magic, and the Nu helped young Janus to develop his powers to the fullest. Janus somehow knew that his sister, Schala was still alive, and vowed that once he was strong enough, he would go and save his sister, who must certainly be still held captive at the evil Lavos castle.


During the time that the kingdom of Zeal was destroyed, an old God, Spekkio, God of Form stumbled into the forest known as the Haunted Forest, for this is where people believed all apparitions originate from. Spekkio felt as if there was someone here who was destined to restore peace one way or another. As he walked through the forest, he saw a little frog. There was something different about this frog though. When the frog saw Spekkio, it immediately ran up to him, as if it was asking Spekkio to bestow a gift upon him.

This was the one, Spekkio thought. And with that thought, he chanted some words and the little frog changed and grew a whole three feet higher and could talk! Well, when Spekkio saw this, he commanded the frog, "Frog, you are now one step closer to being a human. I command you to use the powers that I have intrusted upon you implicitly, and to serve and protect the common man. Take this sword with you and go to Guardia Kingdom and serve out justice to the fullest extent. And make sure to always, before anything else, protect the queen and king of Guardia castle."

The Frog understood, and accepted the mighty sword, whom the God called the Masamune. "And what am I to call myself, oh great one?" the frog inquired.

"You are to call yourself Frog, for that is what you still are." Spekkio responded.

"Yes, my liege." Frog bowed.

The God of Form then went over to a tree that was in the forest and died quietly. The honorable Frog lived up to the expectation that was placed upon him by the God of Form. He went around the forest and killed enemy after enemy until he felt like a true warrior. After finding some clothes, he made his way to Guardia Castle.


In Guardia Kingdom, the King and Queen only borne one child. This child's name was Marle. Marle hated her name, and hated being apart of royalty. One day, when she was but ten, Marle met a young servant boy who's name was Crono who was also ten. Crono had fiery red hair, and was at top physical peak, even at such a young age. Marle immediately took a liking to Crono, and she demanded upon him to always play with her. He, of course never refused, and they soon became the best of friends. Crono never called her Marle, though. She insisted that she be called Nadia. So he called her Nadia.

Crono grew up to be a strong young man, and he always entered into the annual Fighting Festival. Here, many young men would show off their skill to try to compete and then be apart of the Guardia Knights. When one became a Guardia Knight, a royal banquet was held for the Knight, and Tabin's bell would be rung. The bell was so huge, and so well crafted, that even the citizens of Zeal could hear it's song. But, every year, young Crono would come in a close third, always ending up with fourth.

On the day that soon came to be Crono's eighteenth birthday, was the day that the evil wizard Lavos decided it was time to attack the Guardia Kingdom. So, Lavos along with his two henchmen, Flea and Slash, went and destroyed everything in Guardia Castle. They captured the Queen of Guardia and wounded the King of Guardia very badly.

Nadia was very sad because of this, and she stayed in her room for days upon end, and cried profusely. Crono was confused. He asked, "Nadia, why do you weep so? I thought you hated your family?"

All she could say through the tears was, "Hate, no. I still do love them."

Crono then knew what he had to do. Right then and there, Crono vowed to go and save the Queen of Guardia castle, which made Nadia very happy. When he went to the castle gates of the evil wizard Lavos, it was sealed tightly by a magic spell and would not move. No attack that young Crono performed with his mighty Rainbow sword would do the great structure any damage.

Frog saw this, and asked young Crono what he was doing. Crono told him that his Queen was captured and that she was inside Lavos' castle. Frog realized that he was suppose to protect the Queen, yet he didn't. He didn't even get to Guardia Castle! He felt very badly, indeed. So, he agreed to help young Crono to defeat the evil wizard Lavos. Janus heard the whole tale, and he went up to the two warriors and told them his story about how the evil wizard, Lavos took his sister away and killed his mother and destroyed his kingdom. He, too wanted to help the two warriors. They agreed, and together, tried to break into the wall of the mighty castle that was Lavos for three straight days but to no avail.

Finally, the warriors walked away, sadden over the situation that had befallen them. It was now nightfall of the third day, so they went to a cave and rested for the night, determined that they would start again the next day. While in the cave, they discovered a old man was in there, resting from some unknown journey. When the man asked the young warriors why they had such a sad face, they explained their plight.

Knowing that there was someone of old who could help them, the old man identified himself as the Guru of Time, and gave them a Chrono Trigger, and told them to use this which would take them back into time to a person that could help them out with their problem. The three mighty warriors thanked the Guru for his help, and used the Chrono Trigger immediately.


The three warriors arrived in a cave that was similar to the one that they were once in. In fact, it was just like the one they were just in, except that the old man was no where to be found. Walking out of the cave, the warriors realized that they really were in the past, for the mighty castle that was Lavos was now gone. The warriors then started to make their way through this strange world. Soon, they found themselves in the mist of a group of unorganized people.

Requesting to talk to whoever was in charge, they were lead to a woman. She was called "Henti ji Huersd" by the people there. The warriors would later on in life realize that she was the God of War. She had blonde hair, and fur skins that covered her most modest parts. The woman asked of them, "What be you business here?"

The honorable Frog stepped up and told the woman of their problem. The woman seemed to understand, and showed them a picture of a strange contraption that could be powered on it's own. They were to use this strange vehicle to destroy the walls of Lavos castle. They asked how they were to build it. The woman simply said to follow the directions and then to leave. When asked of the fine woman's name, she told them, "Me, Ayla. You go now. Not safe here. Reptiles kill. You be gone."

They left and went back into the cave, and again used the Chrono Trigger. They soon returned to their own time, though the Chrono Trigger was no more and the old man, too was gone. When they again looked at the instructions to build such a vehicle, they again wondered how to go about building it. Crono then remembered someone who was a servant back at the Guardia Castle who might be able to help. So, off the three warriors went to see this person who could help.

They soon arrived at a little house, not to far away from Guardia castle. Knocking on the door, a young lady soon emerged from it. She was very beautiful, indeed, and most of the men sought to get her. She was nineteen years old, and she had purple hair. She wore a one piece body suit and had dirty gloves on. When she saw Crono, she became very happy and hugged him. Once they finished embracing, they told her of their problem.

"Lucca," Crono started, "You are the only one who can help us out now. Please, build this strange contraption for us."

She agreed, and she started to build the strange vehicle with the help of a strange being she called a "raabot". With the raabot's help, who's name was Robo, Lucca finished building the vehicle that very night.  Lucca named the vehicle Epoch, and told  them that it will get them into Lavos' castle. So, the three warriors boarded the vehicle and started their way to Lavos castle.


Alas, the mighty warriors didn't know how to drive such an abomination, and they crashed into the wall of Lavos. When Lavos discovered this, he sent out all of his Mystics, beings who were created by Lavos to go and destroy the three meddling heroes. But, the heroes destroyed the Mystics until there was nothing left of them. Lavos then called his two best men, Slash and Flea, and told them to go and destroy the warriors. Crono went and battled the mighty warrior that was Slash, while Janus battled the magic wielding sorcerer who would be Flea. The battle was intense, and lasted for hours, but in the end Crono and Janus won. Crono and Janus was too tired to fight Lavos, so the mighty Frog stepped up, and did battle with him.

The battle lasted for months, until finally, Lavos, weaken, tried to escape and leapt high into the sky. He was so high, he could kiss the clouds! But Frog did not let that discourage him and leapt right up after him. Up, up, up they went, until they met and fought long and hard in the sky. The mighty Frog soon ended the battle when he used his mighty Masamune sword which pierced the very heart of the great wizard.

The wizard's limp body flew into the sun and a great blast soon came forth and knocked the mighty warrior, Frog back down to the earth. Down, down, down Frog went until he hit a mountain with such a great fierceness, that a valley was created. Frog was never found, though the Queen of Guardia, and Janus sister, Schala was saved. Nadia was so happy that her mother was safely returned, that she adopted her original name again, Marle. Janus and Schala were happy too, and began to rebuild the kingdom of Zeal. And soon, young Crono married the beautiful young Lucca.

Alas, though, for when the Queen of Guardia went to the site where Frog fell back down to the earth, such a sight was never before seen before that time. It was as if there was a depression in the very earth itself! No one knew what became of the mighty warrior and no one knew what his name was, and so the Queen decreed that the honorable Frog's name be Glen, and that the valley that Glen produced and valleys like that one be named after him. And so it is, to this very day.

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